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Titanic Mountains
Topic: Titan
12/19/06
NASA has released images of mountains on Titan that are coated with layers of organic material and blanketed by clouds. The images reveal a number of additional geological features, including dunes and material that resembles a volcanic flow.

Ethane Flakes Into Methane Lakes
Topic: Titan
09/17/06
Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) has detected what appears to be a massive ethane cloud surrounding Titan's north pole. The cloud might be snowing ethane snowflakes into methane lakes below.

Saturn's Methane Moon
Topic: Titan
09/01/06
Scientists knew Saturn's giant moon Titan would be interesting, perhaps containing organic compounds that are the building blocks of life. But the discovery of methane lakes and a "methanosphere" raises a question: is a frozen moon orbiting a giant gas planet Earth's closest analog in the solar system?

How the World Watched Huygens
Topic: Titan
08/05/06
As Huygens parachuted to the surface of Titan in January 2005, a battery of telescopes around the world were watching or listening.

Painting Pictures with Radio Reflections
Topic: Titan
08/02/06
An unexpected radio reflection from the surface of Titan has allowed ESA scientists to deduce the average size of stones and pebbles close to the Huygens landing site. The technique could be used on other lander missions to analyse planetary surfaces for free.

Titan's Methane Cycle
Topic: Titan
07/31/06
The detailed exploration of Titan has revealed the presence of bright polar clouds and dry riverbeds. Ricardo Hueso and Agustín Sánchez Lavega propose that the clouds and dry beds are due to giant storms of methane that occur on this satellite of Saturn.

The Great Lakes of Titan
Topic: Titan
07/29/06
The Cassini spacecraft, using its radar system, has discovered very strong evidence for hydrocarbon lakes on Titan. Dark patches, which resemble terrestrial lakes, seem to be sprinkled all over the high latitudes surrounding Titan's north pole.

Earth-like Xanadu
Topic: Titan
07/20/06
New radar images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft revealed geological features similar to Earth on Xanadu, an Australia-sized, bright region on Saturn's moon Titan.

Is Titan Arrakis?
Topic: Titan
05/07/06
Radar images taken when the Cassini spacecraft flew by Titan last October show dunes 330 feet (100 meters) high that run parallel to each other for hundreds of miles at Titan's equator.

Titanic Circles
Topic: Titan
05/05/06
Saturn's moon Titan continued to surprise scientists during a flyby that took Cassini into regions previously unexplored by radar. Two very noticeable circular features, possible impact craters or calderas, appear in the latest radar images taken during the flyby on April 30, 2006.

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